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3/7/2010 Sunday Screening #16: Oscar Night

March 3, 2010 46 comments

Paul and I decided last minute to discuss the Oscars this Sunday, so I just threw the video together last minute.  Admittedly, this is more than either he or I have done for Umberto D or Magnolia (way to go Becky and Allen for keeping the video alive!).  I won’t be able to comment during the actual ceremony because I’m volunteering for an Oscar Party at the Hollywood Theatre, but I invite all of you to comment along during the night.  I hope you all enjoy!

Something to Fill Your Time

November 17, 2009 14 comments

Here's a hint to get you started.

How about a little between screening activity??? It’s harder than you’d think.

Can you name the American Film Institute’s Top 100 American Movies (2007)? – sporcle.

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A Second Greeting

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I don’t have much to say since Paul already told you all what the site is about.  This came together pretty quickly, and I give most of the credit to Paul.  I’m excited at the opportunity to talk about film with old friends and, hopefully, some new ones.  It’s rare that you get to talk to people about movies other than what’s just been released, so a unified viewing of like-minded individuals across the country should be very fulfilling.  Ideally, we’ll be able to offer you a good excuse to catch up on a film or just something to think about.

The site will be evolving in the next few weeks as we find our footing and we’re always open to suggestions.  Thank you for joining us and I look forward to hearing all of the varying opinions and ideas.

-Nate

Welcome to Sunday Screenings

November 10, 2009 1 comment

Back in film school I had the luxury of being around people who had the same love of movies, it was easy to strike up a conversation about a movie and have other people chime in.  Since graduation most of my film school friends have all scattered and I don’t have that network of people to just sit around and talk about movies with, I miss that community.  When I read that Jason Reitman had started a weekly screening where he would watch a “classic” film that he had missed seeing it got me thinking, I could do that and get other people involved thus recreating that community I was missing.  I mentioned this to Nate, who like the idea, and we started brainstorming on ways to make it happen.  Because Nate is in Portland and I am in Austin, it was decided that the best bet would be to watch the movies independently, and then share our thoughts about them online.  This leaves the door open so we can invite other friends (and random internet people) who can also join in on the conversation.

We’re just getting started right now.  We are going to start compiling our own personal lists, and then work out a way to combine them and then prioritize those films to create a sort of playlist. Feel free to leave a comment with movies you think should be added to the queue.

-Paul